The moment you connect to the internet you start sharing so much of your personal data to your ISP, Government, social networks and web-crawlers that is spread all over the internet.
Follow these simple tips below to be able to protect your online privacy better.
Keep Social Media Activities Private
Until and unless, you want to become an influencer or running a business, it is advised that you keep your social media activities private. It is important to know that you share your personal life with the people whom you can trust. Therefore, do not keep your account public and expose yourself to online vulnerabilities.
Use End-To-End Encryption Messengers
When you share messages in any messenger, chances are high that someone can read them midway. If you want to protect your privacy, make sure that you are using messengers that support end-to-end encryption. Luckily, popular messengers like WhatsApp and Telegram supports end-to-end encryption.
Disable Lock Screen Notification
When you enable lock screen notification, even when your smartphone is locked, anyone will be able to read the notifications. Therefore, it is important for you to disable lock screen notification. By doing that, you will be sure that your data is actually protected.
Use Strong Computer/Mobile Password
Do not use a password pattern or password that can be easily guessed by people who knows you. Choose a password that cannot be guessed even by your near ones. When choosing a password, make sure you use special characters and numbers to make it strong.
Don’t Use Your Real Address While Making Digital Purchase
If it is a digital-good that don’t necessarily require physical address for delivery then it is unnecessary to provide a correct address. Some cases not only these services make your address public but also sell them for money.
Lie on Password Security Questions
When you select a password, the end process of securing it is through a password security questions. Do not give a truthful answer to the security questions because then anyone who knows you well, would be able to guess the answer. Therefore, choose an answer that is not true but makes sense only to you.
Update Your Apps/Software Frequently
Updated apps and software provides you with better layers of security. whenever, you come across any app or software update, make sure that you do that immediately to protect yourself.
Don’t Share Live Location/Disable GPS
When you share live location or enable GPS, anyone can track you. Many apps ask you to enable GPS, but do not enable it. Keep yourself safe and make sure that you disable GPS. Enable it only when it is required like if you have to take a cab service.
Use Public WiFi with Caution
Public WiFi are vulnerable. Even when you are are tempted to use that free public WiFi, ensure that you do not use it until and unless it is extremely important. Even when you have to use a public WiFi, use it with caution and never put your sensitive information online when you are using a public WiFi like making purchase with credit card, logging into internet banking or any bank account.